How to Break In a Composite Bat

Some people say you need to break in a composite bat. If this is true, then you need to do the following: 1. These bats have a much longer break-in period than aluminum bats. 2.The best way to break one in is to hit real baseballs is in batting practice by taking 100 to 200 […]

Preseason Bunting Practice – Even Sluggers Do It

Preseason is a time to get used to seeing the baseball again and bunting is a good way to get you started. Bunting drills are a staple of the early days of spring training. One of the fixtures of Twins spring training in recent years has been Rod Carew teaching bunting. If preseason bunting practice […]

3 Steps to Teaching Proper Fielding Technique

Proper fielding technique is key to maximizing your kids potential. The is video below is one of the highest quality I have found demonstrating the right technique for fielding a ground ball. There are 3 steps. Baseball Ready Position – Getting Ready Proper Fielding Position – Actually fielding the ball Left Inside Hip Hands at […]

Bunt Defense with Runner on First Base

This video demonstrates the Bunt Defense with a Runner on First Base. The third basemen and pitcher are charging. The shortstop is covering second. The first basemen has to make a read on the ball. See full story on youtube.com Related posts: 5 Bunt Defense Diagrams How to Field the Bunt 4 Corners Drill Baseball […]

Soft Toss from Behind the Hitter

Soft toss from behind the hitter is a good variation on regular soft toss. It teaches hand-eye coordination, tracking of the ball, and waiting for the ball to get to the hitting zone. It is always good to put a variety of drills together when working with young hitters. [do action=”add-youtube-video” id=”WuuIgh9VJ-g” name=”Soft Toss Variation” […]

7 Tips for Teaching Better Outfield Footwork to Kids

Good outfield footwork can make playing the outfield easier and can also increase your kids outfield coverage. By teaching your kids proper footwork, you can decrease the number of balls that drop in for base hits. 1) It first starts with mental preparation, knowing how many outs there are and where the base-runner’s are located. Great outfielders […]

How to Choose the Right Baseball Glove – 5 Steps

In this article I want to help answer the question, “How to Choose the Right Baseball Glove”. I put together 5 questions that will help you figure out the best glove.   Step #1:  What hand does your kid throw with?  Are they right-handed or left-handed? If your kid throws with his right hand, then […]

How to Throw a Baseball Properly

This article has many different strategies on how to throw a baseball properly. It starts with a mental shift in warming up before a game. You want to work on your throwing mechanics before a game.  It isn’t just a warm-up. Approach warm up time as a matter of team pride, providing your players with a […]

5 Bunt Defense Diagrams

  Bunt defense and offense can win and lose games. They always happen when the game is on the line. This article has 5 bunt defense diagrams to help you teach your kids how to handle them. Suicide Squeeze Diagram Drag Bunt Diagram (above) Push Bunt Diagram Slash Bunt Diagram Slash and Run Diagram   […]

How Correct Hitting without Hurting Confidence

Correcting problems in a swing means you are telling your kids that they are doing something wrong. How do you correct them without hurting their confidence? The easiest way is with the Positive-Negative-Positive rule. Say something positive about what they are doing. Say what needs to be corrected. Say something positive again. Very simple. The […]